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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Vacation Home For Rent in Ormond By The Sea, Florida

37 Sea Gull Drive is a 3 bedroom 2 bath modern home is beautifully furnished and well equipped for your vacation enjoyment. The bright, open eat in kitchen has wood cabinets and tile floors. Special features include 2 car garage and screened in pool and a beautiful fireplace in the living room. The weekly rate is $850 with special events at higher rates. monthly rate is $1900. Please, no smoking anywhere in this home, including the garage. No pets. Thank you.

Volusia County Florida Pet Vet Cruiser, July, 2011 schedule


Volusia County Florida Pet Vet Cruiser, July, 2011 schedule


Volusia County Florida Pet Vet Cruiser July, 2011 schedule

Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser mobile clinic operates by appointment between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will be at the Rockin' Ranch on Nova Road in Ormond Beach July 6,14,25.

Dates for services at the Oakbrook Professional Center on Spring Garden Avenue in DeLand are July 5,13,18,20 and 26. 
The pet vet cruiser will also be at: 
New Smyrna Beach Fire station on Pioneer Trail, July 12, 19 and 28. 
The Orange City fire station on N. Holly Ave July 11 and 27.

The Pet Vet Cruiser offers free and low-cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats to residents in the unincorporated areas of Volusia county.  Fees are based on a sliding income scale.   For information or to schedule an appointment, call 386-626-6643 or 386-323-3575 or visit volusia.org/animalcontrol/cruiser.htm

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fireworks frenzy Independence Day 2011

Fireworks frenzy Independence Day 2011 Photo courtesey of Russel Ray

Fourth of July Independence Day Celebrations near Ormond Beach Florida. 
There are 3 FREE fireworks displays on Independence Day, July 4, 2011 near Ormond By The Sea Florida.  Is it possible to watch all 3?
North of Ormond By The Sea Florida in Flagler Beach, which has festivities all day beginning at 10AM, fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:15PMFlagler Beach pier off the Flagler Beach Pier.  For additional information call 386-437-0106.

Photo at the right is courtesy of Russel Ray

On the banks of the Halifax River the free Independence Day Celebration in Ormond Beach Florida Fireworks start at 9:30 PM.  Here is a link to my previous post about this celebration which begins at 6PM. 
http://activerain.com/blogsview/2353962/ormond-beach-florida-independence-day-celebration or for additional information contact the city of Ormond Beach Leisure services dept. (386) 676-3241. 

The City of Daytona Beach will begin festivities at the BandshellDaytona Beach Bandshell at 7PM culminating with a fireworks display at 9:45PM from the Daytona Beach Pier.  Visit www.bandshell.org  for additional information. 

So........ Begin by getting a parking spot facing south along A1A several blocks south of the pier.  Away from the crowd gives you a better chance of getting out quickly.  Immediately following the
Flagler Beach fireworks head south about 15 miles and maybe you cansee the Ormond Beach fireworks as you get closer and perhaps park and watch.  About 5 miles further south from Granada Blvd the Daytona Beach fireworks will be visible.

If anyone is adventurous enough to try seeing all 3 please report back and let me know if it was possible without breaking any laws or speed limits.  Any delay in starting will make it impossible if it isn't already but any delays in starting the later displays would make it very doable.  Enjoy your holiday.  Happy Independence Day 2011.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ormond By The Sea Florida vacation rental homes and condos


Ormond By The Sea Florida vacation rental homes and condos by Ocean View Realty Group
Here is the Ormond By The Sea Florida vacation rental homes and condos decision chart from the Ocean View Realty Group web site.  Click on an item in the left column to get more information and photos for that vacation rental. 
Property Minimum
 Rental 
 Inside
Laundry
 Directly on the beach Pool Garage 3 Bedrooms
 available
 Exercise equipment
Vacation rental homes  WeekYNSome    Some    YesN
Aquarius Month  Y YN
Atlantic 22WeekYNYNNN
 Corinthian VillaMonth  N Y Some N
Fairwind Shores Month  Y Y NTennis Court
Leeward Winds  Week Y N Y N N N
 Ocean House Week Y N Y Y N N
 Ocean Watch WeekN N Y Some Yes N
 Ormond Breakers Month N N Y Some N N
 Ormondy Week Y Y Y YYes Yes
Regency Plaza Condo 2 Months  N YYes
Seabridge condos Week  Y N YYes N
Seascape Month   N Y N N
SeawindsWeek  YYY Yes
Shoreham Week  Y Y
Sunny Beach Club  Week   NYes
Sunrise Week  Y N Y Y N
Townhouse condos Month  Y N Y
Vacation rental homes Week  Some Some  Yes
Van LeeWeekNYYYNYes
3+ Bedrooms  Week Some  SomeSome  Some Yes
For information and reservations contact Deanna or Jeanne at 1-800-356-3409 or email at ovrentals@aol.com

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ormond By The Sea Florida Homes and condos for lease by Ocean View Realty Group

Homes and condos for lease 
by Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida 
Ocean View Realty Group is a Realtor in Ormond By The Sea Florida
Click on the address or condo name below to go to the individual page for that property on the Ocean View Realty Group web site containing information and photos.  Homes and condos currently available for lease in Ormond By The Sea Florida through Ocean View Realty Group are listed in the table below.
 Address or Condo Beds  Baths Pets Furnished  Home or CondoGarage  Rent* Available Washer  and
Dryer
 1133 Ocean Shore oceanfront  2 2No No Condo 1 Car $1100 July Community 
108 Beau Rivage   2 2 No Yes Home  2 Car$1200  NowYes 
2375 John Anderson  3 NoNo Home  2 Car$975  July 1Yes 
249 Riverside Dr  5 5.5No No Home 3 Car $2200 NowYes 
Corinthian Villa 104   2 NoYes  CondoNo $900 Now Community 
 Corinthian Villa 204   2No No  Condo 1 Car$950 Now Community 
Ocean House 203A   NoYes  CondoYes $875 NowYes 
 Regency Plaza 410  2 NoYes  Condo1 Car  $1200Now Community 

For additional information on these or any Ormond Beach Florida homes and condos for lease contact  Realtor Rhonda Lehnen at 386-441-8245 or email to ovforsale@aol.com

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ormond By The Sea Florida Homes and condos for sale by Ocean View Realty Group


Ormond By The Sea Florida Homes and condos for sale
by Ocean View Realty Group
Click on the address or condo name below to go to the individual page for that property on the Ocean View Realty Group web site containing information and photos. Homes and condos currently available for sale in Ormond By The Sea Florida through Ocean View Realty Group are listed in the table below.

 Address or condo Beds Bath  Home or
condo
Price  Garage
          Comments                
33 Pointsettia   2 1Home  $105,000 1 CarAbove ground pool 
Bellair 115   1 Condo$62,900 No Great Daytona Beach location 
Corrinthian Villa 104 Condo $125,000 No Beautiful first floor condo 
Leeward Winds 401   2Condo $150,000 Carport 4th floor end unit 
 Ocean House 105B 2Condo $169,900 Yes 1st floor end unit 
 Ocean House 203A 2Condo $146,000  YesLow price  
 1650 Spring Garden Condo $109,000 NoTenant occupied
 Seabridge North 111  2Condo 129,000  CarportFully furnished
 Sunrise 101 2Condo  $139,000Yes Fully furnished
1656 Spring Garden  2 Condo$90,000  NoTenant occupied

To search the Daytona Beach area Multiple Listing Service(MLS) use this link and you can search properties without giving your name or any other information.  Remain anonymous until you decide to contact Ocean View Realty Group.  For additional information on these or any Ormond Beach Florida homes and condos for sale contact Rhonda Lehnen at 386-441-8245 or email to ovforsale@aol.com


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Are there really 2 shadow inventories?

Are there really 2 shadow inventories?


Everyone knows and talks about the “shadow” inventory of bank owned and other foreclosures that have not yet hit the real estate market. I know of several Ormond By The Sea homes and condos that are bank or Government owned that have not yet been placed on the market for sale. Maybe they are waiting so as not to flood the market or maybe they are trying to determine who actually owns the property and getting their paperwork correct before trying to market the asset. Whatever the reason for delay there will certainly be an impact on value of similar neighborhood properties once those that have been vacant for months finally come up for sale.
And the second “shadow” inventory that nobody is talking about? This is the home or condo that is not on the market because the owner cannot bring the price they “want” in today’s market. We talk to these owner everyday and when the market turns around there are a number of owners who really want to sell but are holding on and creating a pent up demand.
Are there really 2 shadow inventories or does the second have its own name?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ormond Beach Florida Real estate market watch

Ormond Beach Florida Real estate market watch


Real estate market watch for Ormond By The Sea Florida May, 2011

Ocean View Realty Group has updated the Ormond By The Sea Florida Real estate market watch page on its web site to reflect May, 2011 activity. Numbers of homes and condos for sale as of May 31, 2011 are indicated as well as the sales of Ormond By The Sea Florida homes and condos in May, 2011. As always, you can see a breakdown of condos for sale by price range or by condo name.

There is also a section with Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in Ormond Beach Florida homes for sale by price range and home sales during the month.

All information is taken from the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS). View the updated information at http://ovrealty.com/Market_Watch.html

View the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) homes and condos for sale at the Ocean View Realty Group web site at http://webapps2.planetrealtor.com/idx/pkg_IDX.pr_IDXSearch?sStateID=FL&sRealtorID=1067885&sUserType=R&sSearchStateID=FL&sSearchSource=X

For additional information about Ormond Beach and Ormond By The Sea Florida homes and condos for sale and for rent contact Realtor® Rhonda Lehnen at Ocean View Realty Group 386-441-8245 or email Rhonda at ovforsale@aol.com

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Plantation Bay Golf and Country Cub in Ormond Beach Florida Homes sold in MAy,


Plantation Bay Golf and Country Cub  in Ormond Beach Florida Homes sold in May, 2011

 Through the Daytona Beach Area Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) there were 2 Plantation Bay Golf and Country Cub home sold in May, 2011.  Additionally, there are 7 homes under contract waiting closing and 4 of those have lender involvement as either a short sale or foreclosure.  
The homes sold were:
4 bedroom on Royal Pointe Lane for $225,000
3 bedroom on Hampstead Lane for $679,000

There was no lender involvement in any of the May, 2011 homes sold in Plantation Bay Golf and Country Cub.  The 2 sales is fewer than the 4 sales in 2010 and the 5 in May, 2009.  There were 4 sales in May, 2006 and 2007.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in Ormond Beach Florida Homes for sale May


Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in Ormond Beach Florida Homes for sale May 31, 2011


Plantation Bay homes for sale as of May 31, 2011
There are 69 Plantation Bay Golf and Country Cub in Ormond Beach Florida homes for sale through the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as of May 31, 2011.  An additional 7 homes are under contract awaiting closing and 4 of those involve a lender as either a short sale or foreclosure.  Lenders are involved in 7 of the 69 homes for sale.

Below is a chart listing the number of homes for sale by price range.
Price range HomesBank 
 Under $150,000 1 1
 150,000 to 199,000 9 2
 200,000 to 249,000 18 1
 250,000 to 299,000 121
 300,000 to 399,00010 1
 400,000 to 799,00015 1
 800,000 and over4 0
Total  69 7
To view homes and condos available through Ocean View Realty Group or To search the entire Daytona Beach Florida area multiple listing Service (MLS) for homes and condos for sale go to the sales page of this Ocean View Realty Group web site. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

The bridge is up on the loop in Ormond By The sea Florida


The bridge is up on the loop in Ormond By The sea Florida

This time of year the boats are heading back north for the summer months so there is time to reflect as we wait for the bridge to close and let the traffic pass.
Most newer bridges are high enough so there is no conflict between the vehicles on land and the water vessels but there are still some drawbridges like the one on Highbridge Road in Ormond by The Sea Florida.
 
Highbridge

Federal law gives marine traffic the right of way over land vehicles and when a road spans a waterway the drawbridge must open upon request to allow boats to pass.  Here is the Federal Regulation relating to drawbridges. 

Many jurisdictions have specific times reserved when the drawspan need not be opened for the passage of vessels.  This is usually the case in larger cities during morning or evening rush hours.   The Secretary of Homeland Security has the authority to regulate drawbridges.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ormond By The Sea Florida Homes sold in May, 2011


Ormond By The Sea Florida Homes sold in May, 2011


 Through the Daytona Beach Area Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) there were 18 Ormond By The Sea, Florida homes sold in May, 2011.  Eight (8)  of the sales had lender involvement, either a short sale or foreclosure. Additionally, there are41 homes under contract waiting closing and 24 of those have lender involvement. The highest priced home sold was a 3 bedroom on Saint Johns Place for $297,500 and the lowest priced was a 2-bedroom 1 bath on Margaret Road for $60,000.
Comparing to last year, there were 19 Ormond By The Sea Florida homes sold in May, 2010 and 5 of those involved the lender.

Ormond By The Sea, Florida homes sold in May, 2011 by price range.
  Price range
$in thousands


Number
sold


1Bdrm


2Bdrm


3Bdrm


4+Bdrm

Lender involved
 Under $100,000

6

0

6

0

0

4
 100,000-149,999

8

0

6

0

2

3
 150,000-249,999

3

0

0

3

0

1
 250,000+
1
 0
 0
 1
 0
 0
 Total number

18

0

12

4

2

8

For information about Ormond Beach and Ormond by the Sea Florida homes and condos for sale and for rent call 386-441-8245 or visit the Ocean view Realty Group web site at www.ovrealty.com where you can also search the Daytona Beach area multiple listing service (MLS) anonymously. 

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Surfside South Condo for rent in Ormond Beach Florida $1100 monthly for a year


Surfside South Unit 703
1133 Ocean Shore Blvd.
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Spacious 2 Bedroom 2 bath direct oceanfront 7th floor condo with fabulous views of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, garage parking and secure building entry. Rent includes water, sewer and basic cable. Large Ocean Front balcony overlooking the pool with access from the living room and master bedroom. Convenient to shopping and restaurants.  This condo is being rented unfurnished on Ormond's no drive beach.
Surfside Club South Condominium features include garage parking, beautiful designer shaped pool and sundeck area, clubroom, and onsite manager.   This unit has 1260 square foot of living space.


For Additional information and photos go to the Ocean View Realty Group web site

 
     








For information about Ormond Beach and Ormond By The Sea homes and condos for sale or rent, contact Ocean View Realty Group or visit our web site at http://www.ovrealty.com/.
Rhonda Lehnen is our sales specialist – ovforsale@aol.com
Deanna Thomas and Jeanne Labonte are our rental specialists – ovrentals@aol.com
Ocean View Realty Group
1350 Ocean shore Blvd. Suite A
Ormond Beach, Fl 32176
386-441-8245
Fax 386-441-2407
Toll free USA & Canada 1-800-356-3409
Vacation rental information is at http://www.ormondbeachcondorentals.com/

Monday, June 06, 2011

Billy’s Tap Room restaurant reopens in Ormond Beach, Florida


Billy's Tap Room restaurant reopens in Ormond Beach, Florida
Billy's Tap Room restaurant, an Ormond Beach landmark since 1922, has reopened under new ownership and management.

Billy's Tap Room & Grill Restaurant
 Billy's Tap Room & Grill, is on Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach, northeast Volusia County, Florida. The address is 58 E. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach Florida 32176.  The local hangout has quite an assortment of sports memorabilia and autographed pictures of sports legends and historical photos that line the interior and add to the ambience.  The restaurant has been closed since April 2010, due to the previous owner bankruptcy and foreclosure.  The new owners, Lillian and Doug Rand of DeLand have cleaned and painted the interior and tried to restore the old feel of Billy's Tap Room & Grill Restaurant.  They are leasing from the bank that now owns the building.  Billy's Tap Room & Grill will be open for dinner only but may add a lunch menu in the future.   Hours are Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday 4-9PM, and Friday and Saturday 4-10PM.  They are closed on Monday.  For additional information call 386-672-1910.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Ormond By The Sea, Florida Condos Sold May, 201


Ormond By The Sea, Florida Condos Sold May, 2011
 Seven condos sold in Ormond By The Sea, Florida during May, 2011 through the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS), one of which involved a lender.  That number is higher than the 2010 average of 5.5 sales each month but lower than last month's 13 sales.  May, 2010 had 4 sales which is the highest volume of sales in the month of May since the 17 sales in May, 2005.   
There are also 9 condos under contract pending sales closing and 5 of those
involves a lender.
Everyone is hopeful that the sales volume will continue although 3 of the sales were for under $100,000 and only 3 were for over $150,000
There are condos that have been foreclosed on by lenders that have not yet hit the market.
Here is the list of the May, 2011 Ormond By The Sea condo sales. 
  Condo                    Description              Sold Price
Ocean Shores              2 bedroom 1 bath              $44,000
Court of Palms             2 bedroom 1 bath              $86,900
Madeira Villa                2 bedroom 2 bath              $95,000
Villa Sereno                 2 bedroom 2 bath              $113,000
Seabridge North           2 bedroom 2 bath               $180,900
Aquarius*                    2 bedroom 2 bath               $218,000Gemini*                      2 bedroom 2 bath               $223,000 **

 
*These Condo buildings are directly on the beach
 ** These sales involved a lender as a short sale or foreclosure.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Ormond By The Sea Florida homes for sale May 31, 2011


Ormond By The Sea Florida homes for sale
May 31,  2011
 
  Homes for sale in Ormond By The Sea Florida
There are 90 Homes for Sale in Ormond By The Sea, Florida through the Daytona Beach Area Realtors®  Multiple Listing Service as of May 31, 2011.     An additional  41 homes are under contract awaiting closing.  As has been the case in recent months lenders are pricing their properties more aggressively to get quicker sales.  Lenders are involved in 9 of the 90 homes for sale (10%) and 24 (59%) of the 41 homes under contract.  Asking prices for Ormond By The Sea homes currently for sale range from $69,950 to $1,995,000.


The chart below shows Ormond By The Sea Florida homes for sale by price range.

Price range in
$Thousands
Number
1 Bdrm
2 Bdrm
3 Bdrm
4+ Bdrm
Bank 
Under 100
4
0
4
0
0
 1
100-149
29
0
21
8
0
 4
150-199
13
0
4
7
2
 1
200-299
9
0
1
7
1
 0
300-499
15
0
0
9
6
 2
500-999
15
0
0
10
5
 1
Over $1 Million
5
0
0
0
5
 0
Total number of homes
90
0
30
41
19
 9
To view homes and condos available through Ocean View Realty Group or To search the Daytona Beach Florida area multiple listing Service (MLS) for homes and condos for sale in Ormond Beach and Ormond By The Sea Florida go to the sales page of this Ocean View Realty Group web site. 

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Al Raymondi, Broker and owner of Ocean View Realty Group was born in Quincy, MA and graduated from Quincy High School in 1963. He served the the U.S. Air Force including January to December 1966 at the 6924 Security Squadron in Danang Vietnam. Al worked for over 20 years at Blue Cross & BLue Shield of Mass. in Boston on the Medicare program for MA, ME, NH, and VT. He was married to the late Diane (McQuiggan, of Jamaica Plain, MA.) and lived in Quincy, Carver, and Brockton MA prior to relocating to Ormond Beach, FL in 1989. Al and Diane are the proud parents of Scott & Susan, both graduates of Brockton High School, Brockton, MA. Scott served the the Air Force for 4 years as a Jet Engine Mechanic at Langley AFB. He now resides in Palm Coast,FL and has 2 children, Scott Jr. & Samantha. Susan graduated Bridgewater State College, earned her CPA, and is currently residing in Huntington Beach Ca. with her husband Chris Haberl and their two sons, Max and Jake.  Scott Jr was in the US Navy and has a son Scott III and a daughter Hannah.  Al is the Broker for Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida. Al's brother Dan and sister Grace still reside in Quincy, Mass.
 
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida helps buyers and sellers in the local real estate market and also provides rental services including vacation rental homes and condos.